I Am 2 Weeks Post S/L, and my Weight Has Increased by 3lbs. Despite Being on a Diet. Why?

I Am 2 Weeks Post S/L,  and my Weight Has Increased by 3lbs. Despite Being on a Diet. Why?

Doctor Answers 3

2 Weeks Post-Op

Fluid retention in the edematous tissues is probably what’s happening. It should resolve on its own by the fourth week. If not, a gentle diuretic (water pill) may be prescribed.

New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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If S/L means smart lipo, it is not uncommon to see a slight wweight gain. You are eating but, probably not exercising as you used to. Also,early on, a lot more fluid was injected than was suctioned out. You will do fine >this is a great procedure.

David A. Bray, Sr., MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Smartlipo post-op

I assume S/L is smart lipo.  It is fairly common for patients to have a small weight gain afte liposuction due to swelling, and lack of exercise.  This usually improves over the first several weeks after surgery.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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